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(ˈmɛdɪk) or


(Plants) any small leguminous plant of the genus Medicago, such as black medick or sickle medick, having yellow or purple flowers and trifoliate leaves
[C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover]
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Noun1.medick - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leavesmedick - any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Medicago, Medicago - a genus of herbs that resemble clover
Medicago arborea, moon trefoil - evergreen shrub of southern European highlands having downy foliage and a succession of yellow flowers throughout the summer followed by curious snail-shaped pods
Medicago falcata, sickle alfalfa, sickle lucerne, sickle medick - European medic naturalized in North America having yellow flowers and sickle-shaped pods
Calvary clover, Medicago echinus, Medicago intertexta - an annual of the Mediterranean area having spiny seed pods and leaves with dark spots
black medick, hop clover, Medicago lupulina, nonesuch clover, yellow trefoil - prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America
alfalfa, lucerne, Medicago sativa - important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
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Use weedkillers at the first signs of medicks and trefoils.
Four years ago, Silhillians centre Guy Atkinson was among the Newcastle Medicks supporters in the Twickenham crowd, cheering his brother Simon to victory in the Pilkington Shield final.